An Avatar Acceptance Study for Home Automation Scenarios

  • Cristina Manresa-Yee
  • Pere Ponsa
  • Diana Arellano
  • Martin Larrea
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 7378)


In this paper we present a graphical user interface (GUI) for home automation which includes an avatar interface as a help-system. The work aims at analysing the user-home automation system interaction to model the user control over the system and the level of assistance required. We have developed high-fi prototypes to test the avatar-based help system with incremental functionalities embedded in the home GUI. Preliminary results suggest the acceptance of the system and its use in share control systems in smart and assistive home scenarios.


Avatar Emotion Home Automation Usability 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Cristina Manresa-Yee
    • 1
  • Pere Ponsa
    • 2
  • Diana Arellano
    • 1
  • Martin Larrea
    • 3
  1. 1.UGIVIA, Math. and Computer Science DepartmentUniversitat Illes BalearsPalmaSpain
  2. 2.Automatic Control DepartmentBarcelona Tech. Unviersity, EPSEVGVilanova i la GeltrúSpain
  3. 3.Laboratorio de Investigación y Desarrollo en Visualización y Computación Grafica (VyGLab), Departamento de Ciencias e Ingeniería de la ComputaciónUniversidad Nacional del SurArgentina

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